Lehigh Valley

Squirrel blamed for fire at PPL substation

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A 69 News crew was on the scene of a fire at the PPL substation in Allentown at Walnut and Howard streets late Saturday morning.

The blaze was reported at 10:45 a.m., according to a PPL spokesperson.

She said a squirrel got into the circuit board, igniting the fire.

The flames were quickly extinguished and fire crews left the scene around noon, the 69 News crew said.

PPL stayed on the scene to assess the damage.

The spokesperson said just over 7,000 customers lost power.

Power was restored by 1:15 p.m.


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